Sunday, August 24, 2008

Keep It Simple Sunday

That KISS sounds better than "Keep it simple, stupid," doesn't it? This card is simple but not at all what I started out to make. My vision was to have a big flower where the sentiment is. The reality of my vision, however, was butt ugly, so I yanked the flower off - along with a little paper . . ugh. With a boo boo to cover up, I settled for the sentiment, which, while it didn't make for a drop dead gorgeous card, is OK. Sometimes "simple" just ain't so . . .

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Sunflower, and Chocolate cardstock; K&Company Wild Saffron Daisies paper; Chocolate, Sunflower, and Bamboo ink pads; Rustic Flowers stamp set; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Sanding block.

I woke up with the birds again this morning at 5:30 but went back to sleep. Seven-thirty is more like it on the weekend. Right now, I'm chipping away at a mountain of laundry. The other day when driving home from work, I drove past an older home and noticed an old-fashioned clothesline in the yard with bed sheets and an assortment of clothing hanging from it. You don't see that very often anymore. It made me miss the "good old days." Regardless of what kind of fabric softener I use, my sheets do not smell like they were dried outdoors. Of course, there was the time we had a skunk in the backyard, too. I had to rewash those sheets about 10 times . . . That's enough reminiscing for this morning. Have a good day. With more cards to post, I'll be stopping back as time allows. In the meanwhile, take care.


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Yea, I think maybe Sunday does sound a wee bit better Ü Love it!

Jeanne said...

Oh how frustrating it is when you have the idea in your head and it doesn't come out the way you want in real life. However, I do like this card a lot. Those daisies are sure pretty on the pattern paper. I'm glad you stuck it out.

I wasn't up quite that early...been actually sleeping in some these days.